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Windows "Windows XP was the last client version of Windows to include the Pinball game that had been part of Windows since Windows 95. There is apparently speculation that this was done for legal reasons. No, that's not why." I love these stories.
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Ha! A good developer knows how to read code.

I good developer knows how to write readable code (and still keep it efficient).

Sadly not all developers can be bothered to do so and if they've used nondescript variable / functions names as well as weird developer logic, then the code might as well have been deliberately obfuscated.

I've worked on plenty of projects where debugging other peoples code worked out just as time consuming than if I had rewritten the code from scratch. Albeit we're talking smallish projects in those instances.

But a good and well placed comment is better than a 1000 page manual.

I love finding humour comments in other peoples code (comments I'd forgotten about in my own code).

I remember once stumbling across the following within one of Oracle's own APIs for Java / Oracle RMDBS Forms: "This is a terrible kludge". It pretty much summed up the entire product in one line hehe

Edited 2012-12-19 00:24 UTC

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